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CRO: Adding Research Outputs, Impact, Engagement and Scholarly Activities

A guide to using the different forms in CRO / Pure to enter Impact, Engagement, Scholarly Activities, Awards, Press and Media, as well as the more traditional Research Outputs.

Who can have a CRO profile

All Charles Sturt University researchers should have a CRO researcher profile.  If you cannot find your profile in CRO and/or require assistance to update it, please contact your Faculty librarians.

Use your CSU username and password to access CRO. For access requests or system issues, please contact the CRO administrators.

The CRO Login

Getting to your CRO profile login

CRO uses the Pure Research Information Management System (Elsevier).

The link to Charles Sturt University Research Output (CRO) can be found on the Library page or the Charles Sturt University Research Office CRO page

To get to the Pure login, scroll to the end of the page as shown below.  Use your Charles Sturt University login details to log into Pure.

Finding the CRO/Pure login link

Your Research - Personal overview

Use your Charles Sturt University login to go to your Profile page, your Research overview and your Supervision Information.

Your Research overview shows your statistics for research outputs, Prizes and awards, Activities and Press or Media.

You can also find citations and downloads information for your works. This information is only visible to you.

Personal overview page showing general statistics

h-index in CRO

A researcher's h-index in CRO is drawn from the Scopus Journal Database h-index.  This blog post explains more about how the h-index is calculated for authors. The h-indexes in Scopus and CRO will match perfectly if all the publications listed in Scopus are also listed in CRO. If they don't match you can import them into CRO. If they do match and the h-indexes are different please contact your Faculty Librarians.

Please note: the h-index in Google Scholar bears no relationship to the h-index in CRO because they use different sources to create the index.

Tips for promoting your research using CRO

Your CRO Researcher profile is a powerful promotional vehicle for your research. The following tips will assist you to maximise your Researcher profile:

  • Ask your Faculty librarians for assistance in setting up your CRO Researcher profile.
  • Enter as much data as you can when adding publications to CRO.  CRO is indexed by Google and Google Scholar.  The more metadata you add, the more the findability of your research through these search engines will be enhanced.
  • Keep your researcher profile up-to-date.  The more publications you have in CRO, and the longer they live in CRO, the higher your research metrics will score.
  • Link your other researcher profiles, such as ORCID, Google Scholar and ResearchGate into CRO.
  • When promoting your publications through social media, you can provide a link to your publications in CRO, allowing easy access by other researchers as well as the broader community.
  • Create a link to all of your publications in CRO in your email signature, on your School's staff profile, and/or personal blog.

PlumX and Downloads information

PlumX information.

Some research outputs will have PlumX information available.  This information is mostly derived from data obtained from the Citation databases such as Scopus or Web of Science, and a number of Social Media applications. The downloads information comes from accepted author manuscripts that have been added to CRO, when these are downloaded by others.

There are a few things you can do to increase the visibility of your research, and make it available to PlumX.

  • Have an ORCID profile to distinguish yourself and your research output from other researchers.
  • Include the DOI of your published articles in the CRO record.
  • Share outputs of your research
  • Create and keep an up-to-date online CV
  • Use social networking to engage with community.
  • Have a personal Blog, or use Twitter.

PlumX monitors Amazon, Bitly, Crossref, Dryad, dSpace, Facebook, Figshare, Github, Google+, Mendeley, PLOS, PubMed, Reddit, SlideShare, Twitter, USPTO, Wikipedia, WorldCat and YouTube.

Downloads information

In addition to PlumX metrics, CRO or Pure, also provides download statistics for any Open Access pre-publication manuscripts in CRO.

Creating lists of your works

There are a number of options available for you to download and save a list of your research outputs, or to create your CV.

You can download as PDF, HTML, RIS (For EndNote), Word or BibTeX.

  • Select your Research Outputs

  • Select your preferred Sort option

  • Select your preferred download option